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DIMEV 1196
England with the sea compassed about
Brief political prophecy appended to Thomas of Erceldoune’s Prophecy in one manuscript — three couplets alternating with prose
Subjects: prophecies, political
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 1386 (SC 8258), pp. 292-293
First Lines:
England with þe sea compassed aboute
of other lands haue thou no doute…
Last Lines:
…England shall never be overcome
till bayards grene with bloude doe overronne